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spotty drizzle. it's 46 in easton. 45 in baltimore. and we go west to 44 hagerstown and freezing in garrett county and while we are watching rain this morning, and a little cluster of heavier rain maybe nicksed -- mixed in with sleet, cold air will turn it over to snow. garrett county frostburg could see 2 to 5 inches by tomorrow morning and maybe a passion flurry tomorrow afternoon west town. today, mostly cloudy a few speaks of sun but spotty showers as well. we will get to a guaranteed high of 55. >> reporter: right now traffic is moving well around 695 but no travel around baltimore beltway look on the west side. at liberty road, traffic looks good on both the inner and outer loops. lookings at the maps, one accident 95 southbound right as you approach white marsh boulevard block the left lane causing a slow ride from there to the beltway and downtown. maryland avenue at preston closed because of the greek heritage festival. megan, back to you. >> thanks. it's 7:27. good morning, a judge declared
a mistrial in the case of a 53-year-old man. a junior ro-tc instructor is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old. he maintains he didn't have zek with the student. and the defense attorney says the two main pieces of evidence could have been from another sexual encounter. prosecutors say they will retry the case. morning, baltimore county police need help identifying a woman on the screen. she is responsible for robbing a bank. if you know anything, police would like to hear from you. we will send you back to new york but will check in for another update in a little bit. have a great day.
going for another ride. >> what is she doing? >> bianna golodryga gets the assignment of the week. >> do we want to know? wipeout. that looks like fun, whatever it is. >> it sure does. that is bianna golodryga. she is on the disney dream cruise ship. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin roberts. that was one of the spectacular new features of the disney dream
ship in northern germany.acular and was it that much fun, bianna? it sure looked that way. >> i'm not that great of an actress. hello from germany. welcome to the disney dream. it's the home to the first water coaster. i was one of the first to take it out for a ride. i was so bold. before me, they used potato sacks. >> it's cold to be in the water this morning, bianna? >> it is. it is cold here. but it was pretty nice in the water because i had that suit on. so, it wasn't bad, george. >> we'll check in with you later in the broadcast. >> we will. also coming up, high school students. saturday, big day for the s.a.t.s. they're hoping their studying pays off. this student right here says his investigation into the big test unlocks a secret to getting a higher score. >> he's backed up by an m.i.t.
researcher. also, how far would you go to have straight hair? i was born with it. but a lot of women are trying the brazilian blowout. one woman has to get a gas mask. there's real questions about how safe it is. >> we're not kidding. she actually wears the mask. >> that's real. >> we'll get into that. first, in this half hour, george, controversies already swirling around the new michael jackson cd. is the pop icon singing on every track? his mom and his children say there's a sound-alike on some of those tracks. but m.j.'s record label says it's all the real deal. shock, controversy, surrounding this. >> reporter: that's right. and breaking news is the title of this never-heard-before new song by michael jackson, being unveiled today at noon. it was recorded in new jersey in 2007, and just recently brought to completion. sony brought in two voice authenticators. and remember, they spent $250 million, a record, for the
entire jackson catalog. but the jackson family says some of those tracks are fake. ♪ so beat it >> reporter: michael jackson's career is booming, even in death. ♪ the way you make me feel >> reporter: by far, the best-selling artist in 2009. "this is it" was the highest-grossing concert movie. more than $260 million. there's a michael jackson video game. even a cirque du soleil world tour, dedicated to the king of pop. now, a whole, new album, due to be released december 14th, featuring new songs written and recorded by the late singer. >> there's a long history of albums or singling coming out after an artist has died. and quite often, they do quite well. there's a lot of interest in them. >> reporter: according to tmz, the jackson family says the songs are fakes. son, prince, says he was there when the album was recorded.
and none match the sony tracks. and consider this unreleased track, "a place with no name," unearthed by tmz last year. ♪ take me to a place >> reporter: there's talk this could be just one of many michael jackson songs featured on the new album. sony's epic records guarantees the album's authenticity. telling abc news, we have complete confidence in the results of our extensive research. as well as the accounts of those who were in the studio with michael that the vocals on the album are his own. a source close to action tells abc news that two forensic audio companies have confirmed it's him. on monday's "oprah," michael's mother, katherine, avoided the controversy. but she did have this to say about his prescription drug use. >> i was telling him i didn't want to hear one day that he had overdosed because it would break my heart and kill me, too.
but he kept saying, he wasn't. >> and also, overnight, brian ausman, the jackson family lawyer, told us in a statement, the songs that were released on the new michael jackson album, were unfinished and unreleased tracks that he said over and over he never wanted released. the new album contains music and additions that were not part of what michael initially recorded. if he wanted it released, he would have done it before his death. success and controversy surround michael jackson. >> around the king of pop. he was such a perfectionist, you wonder if he wanted this work released. time, now, for weather and jeff smith. >> if you were in southern california yesterday, you were wondering what time of year it really was. is it november? it got up to 100 degrees in san diego. their warmest november reading ever. and records go back to 1875. over the weekend, big pattern
change. rain entering the west coast. temperatures in the 60s by the weekend for highs in l.a. that's a drastic contrast. another big contrast in the midwest, right now. 17 in the icebox of the country, international falls, minnesota. you're 28, this morning towards minneapolis. rain exiting new england by later on today. there could be snowshowers up and down the appalachian trail. 53 for a high in atlanta, georgia. we have more on tomas coming up next half hour. george, over to you? >> jeff, thanks. now, we turn to a story we've been following for months, the elizabeth smart trial in utah. been following for months, mike von fremd has the latest. >> reporter: the 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her
bedroom at knife point, and went missing from her family for a terrifying six months. >> the prayers of the world have brought elizabeth home. >> reporter: is now a graceful, yet determined 22-year-old woman. elizabeth smart told oprah, she has fully recovered from the kidnapping and abuse that brian mitchell and wanda barzee have been accused of inflicting on her. >> are you really great? >> i am fantastic. >> fantastic? >> yes. >> reporter: elizabeth smart has flown from france, where she was doing missionary work, to be in the utah court to testify against brian mitchell. the jury had been seated. opening arguments began, when suddenly, an appeals court stopped everything, to consider a defense motion to move the case out of utah. elizabeth and her family looked distraught. and even defense attorneys said the timing was shocking. >> we're glad it's being addressed. but it's horrible timing. nobody should be stopped in the middle of an opening. >> reporter: everything is on hold until the appeals court
makes its decision. part of the reason it's taken eight years is that it was only recently decided that self-proclaimed preacher, brian mitchell, is competent to stand trial. he was forcibly removed from court during jury selection for bizarre behavior, including singing hymns. the smart family remains overjoyed that their daughter was miraculously recovered. and is confident that eventually justice will be served. for "good morning america," mike von fremd, abc news, los angeles. and coming up, parents and students, listen up. could one, simple step raise your s.a.t. score? inside the investigation by this student who says he crocked the s.a.t. code. ♪ would you like me to read you a story? you can't read. [ grandma ] 'twas the night before christmas, and all through the house... whoa, that's grandma. [ grandma ] ...nothing was stirring, not kara, not maya... how does she do that? magic. [ grandma ] ...grandma loves you. [ both ] goodnight, grandma.
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millions of high school students will be tossing and turning tonight, thinking about tomorrow's s.a.t. tests. since 2005, that college entrance exam has included an essay section to measure writing skills. but one, young test taker says he has cracked the code to get a higher score. elizabeth leamy is live from a test site in washington. hey, elisabeth? >> reporter: hey, george. the student consents that if you write a longer s.a.t. essay, you will get a higher s.a.t. score, regardless of the content of the essay. but that's not the most surprising thing about the study. the most surprising thing is that this study was conducted by a 14-year-old high school student, who is in the process of taking the s.a.t.s himself. 14-year-old milo beckman, has taken the s.a.t. twice.
the second time, he improved his score on the essay. most students would be thrilled. but milo was annoyed because he felt his second essay was inferior. >> i looked up one of the facts i had used in the essay, which i wasn't completely sure of. and it turns out i had basically, blatantly lied in the essay. >> reporter: milo says the second essay did have one thing going for it. it was longer. >> my hypothesis is that longer essays on the essay component score higher. >> reporter: so, he launched a study. asking fellow students to count how many lines they had written on their essays and to provide their scores. >> i thought, this might be interesting in i've wondered about this, too. >> it's something directly related to the s.a.t.s, questioning the means we were being graded. >> reporter: milo says out of 115 samples, longer essays almost always garnered higher scores.
>> the chance that it would happen by chance, is basically zero. >> reporter: there is very grown-up support for milo's conclusion. >> the more you write, the higher the score. >> reporter: m.i.t. writing director, les perlman, found out he could predict an s.a.t. score 90% of the time, just because of the length. >> milo's findings are exciting to me because when any researcher takes the research and replicates it. it confirms my research. >> reporter: milo also tried to address the possibility that smarter students simply write more and thus score higher. how? by comparing the scores of students who have taken the s.a.t. more than once. >> every, single one of them got a higher or equal score on the longer essay. not a single one got a worse score on the longer essay. >> reporter: milo's advice, for a higher score, write more. the creator of the s.a.t. essay, says it admires milo's
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>> maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate. roland park 44 degrees. notice as we roll the time- lapse it's a dark and gloomy look sky. but if anything there's a little hint of drizzle. nothing well organized like yesterday. and all though the wide radar looks like there's a line pushing through 81 right now. 83 that is and through 96 ann
aid rundle county spotty -- anne arundel county and we expect gradual clearing. and there's a cluster back here in western section of pa that's part of the cold air we have been talk about this all morning. western maryland winter weather advisory. frostburg westbound including the ski resorts and west virginia. for us, we are looking at a day featuring a few scattered showers. 55 looking at the cold air tonight and dropping back to 5 and highs in the upper 40s tomorrow and a mix of clouds and a little sun. here's kim with traffic. >> reporter: justin we had a pair of accidents on the southbound lanes of 95. one at white marsh boulevard. sek at joppa road. both have been cleared but pretty residual delays expect maybe a 10 to 12 minute delay as you make your way southbound on 95 approaching 695 this morning. look at the maps, earlier accident at marriottsville and
ridge road is cleared but a new one i-7 # at ridge road. no word of lane closures. baltimore city, expect to see maryland avenue at preston street closed because of a greek heritage festival. a crash on the outer loop at philidelphia road a work an incident at fort smallwood at hawkins point. now back to good morning america."
♪ give me heads of hair good morning, america, on this friday morning. going to show you a picture. why is this woman -- right here. wearing a gas mask to the hair salon? we're looking at the hair-straightening treatment that is all the rage. and why the brazilian blowout could be harmful to your health. >> should be an air raid siren. we're going to get to that right away. look at this. a mother in a restaurant with her child. the mom clearly has been
drinking too much. they're actors. it's set up to see what the other people would do. and we ask "what would you do?" in that situation. it's clearly they were getting uncomfortable. we'll see if they stepped in. >> always, it was different. if the actor was a man, how people reacted. if it was a woman who was drunk, how people reacted. and sarah palin's grizzly bear roar. she is one of the headline-grabbers we'll cover in our "morning mix." >> we'll have deborah norville and patricia clark. >> nice. first, to bianna golodryga in germany. she has a great assignment, riding the ultimate water slide. bianna? >> reporter: that's right, guys. this is it. this is the aquaduck. it's 14 decks high. and the only water coaster in the world. coming up, you'll see me take a plunge.
exhilarating 60 seconds of fun. i'm going to put my wet suit on right now. you don't want to miss it. >> that's coming up. now, a couple weeks ago we were the first to bring you the story on the brazilian blowout craze and its potential dangers. it's the latest technique to straighten hair, despite the evidence it could be hazardous to your health. andrea canning is on the case. we see the pictures. people have going to put on gas masks to get their hair straightened? >> reporter: yeah. i thought i was in baghdad, george. you could call the latest precaution extreme. recent government testings has raised concerns about the safety of the brazilian straightening products. still, despite it all, many women refuse to give it up, calling the experience life-changing. there's no terror threat. these women aren't under attack. what you're looking at is just the latest craze?
hair straightening. >> when i tell my friends i got my hair straightened and i wear a gas mask, they think i'm nuts. >> they will probably say you've got to be kidding me. >> reporter: it's called a brazilian hair relaxing treatment. and here at the mark garrison salon, stylists take every precaution to keep themselves and their clients safe. >> i'm not going to take chances. >> reporter: there are people in danger? >> there's clients being subjected to it that don't want to be subjected to it. the lady is getting it done. she probably doesn't care. but the lady next to her might be freaking out. >> reporter: the salon uses air ventilators and industrial-strength gas masks. but not every salon goes to those lengths for the hair straightening trend sweeping the nation, with promises of before and after results. >> i can't believe my hair looks like this. >> reporter: we looked into the product after hearing about health concerns from stylists and customers. >> i mean, the same thing.
when i get my hair colored. >> reporter: investigating complaints of burning eyes, nose bleeds and difficulty breathing, the government agency, osha, tested samples of the popular brazilian blowout from oregon salons and found potentially harmful levels of formaldehyde in the solution, even the product claims to be formaldehyde-free. >> they should use it in accordance of the requirements of the formaldehyde standard. it would include masks, googles. it could include respirators. >> reporter: acceptable levels of formaldehyde exposure in the air. but the makers of brazilian blowout claim there is no formaldehyde. and released a statement to "gma," saying, we have initiated formal, legal proceedings against oregon osha, for damages arising out of misconduct for manipulating test results. still, no pain, no gain, seems to be the motto for many women
in the quest for perfect hair. as seen in chris rock's documentary, "good hair." >> what's it feel like? the chemical burn. can you explain it? >> like you're on fire, literally. >> reporter: women will go to great lengths to have the perfect hair. but what is your warning to them? is it worth it? >> know what you're dealing with. do your research. the internet is full of information. use it. >> reporter: brazilian blowout says their case has been turned over to osha in california. so far, no action has been taken against them. the salon we visited a couple of weeks ago that you saw, they have actually stopped using brazilian blowout because of our report. nyc dramatics has stopped using the product. >> and you said you used it before the tests. >> reporter: i did. i liked it. it's an amazing product. it's lasted, like it claims to. but my eyes were burning to the treatment. that's what led me to the story.
and why i decided -- i wanted to find out what is in this thing that was making my eyes burned. >> i learned a lot about it. >> would you do it again? >> i don't know. i don't think so. although, the air testing isn't as bad when it's in the air. they did additional testing, osha, which makes me feel a little better. i think the stylists have to be the most concerned. they're around it every day. >> andrea, thanks. why don't you weigh in on all of this. how far would you go for the hair? would you get the brazilian blowout, despite the risks? go to abcnews.com/gma and weigh in. let's go to juju chang. we can only thank our genes, right, juju? >> roll the dice, george and robin, andrea. fascinating. we're going to turn, now, to economic news. in less than an hour, we'll find out if companies are hiring once again. the government's monthly jobs report is expected to show employers nationwide added roughly 60,000 jobs in october. that would be the first gain
since may. but experts say it takes up to 300,000 new jobs a month to start bringing down the unemployment rate, which is 9.6%. as president obama leaves on his ten-day trip to asia today, he's admitting some failures in his leadership. during an interview for "60 minutes" following tuesday's election losses, the president admitted that his administration was so busy passing bills, that he forgot that leadership is about persuading people and giving them confidence. well, an investigate is under way to determine the cause of a plane crash in cuba overnight. all 68 people onboard were killed. the pilot of the aerocaribbean prop plane reported engine trouble just before crashing in the mountains on the way to havana. now, to haiti, where more than 1 million homeless in tebt cities are bracing for tomas this morning. the storm grew into a hurricane strength overnight. many people are refusing to evacuate their tents, fearing they'll have nothing to return
to after the storm. there was deadly flash flooding and spreading of cholera, as tomas comes ashore. and a reminder, as we head into this weekend, it's fall back saturday night. before you go to bed, set your clocks back one hour. daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. sunday. enjoy that extra hour of sleep. i know i will. now, diane sawyer brings us a peek of what "world news" is already digging into for tonight. diane? >> good friday to you, juju. great to be with you at the end of the week. and on "world news," we're going to tell everyone about a simple way to determine your risk of disease. it's simpler than you might think it could be. it could save your life, and that of your family. watch tonight. and have a great weekend, everyone at "good morning america." >> and a good weekend to you, diane. that's the news at 8:08. time for the weather with jeff smith, who is hanging outside with some marathoners. good morning. >> we found some ladies that are very happy we're falling back saturday night. they're running the marathon sunday morning. the lieu chemoma and lymphoma
society, raising over -- >> $1.5 million. >> 20 cancer survivors. let's check out what's going on. we've been watching tomas all morning. it's west of the western tip of haiti. 85-mile-per-hour winds. we'll continue to watch the winward passage. it will move out to the ocean. across the east, a big cooldown over the weekend. new york city for the marathon sunday morning, will be in the 30s. it gets to the upper 40s during the course of the afternoon. milder in the central part of the country. big
she just won a bet. my sister bet me i wouldn't be on tv, $100. >> $100 for me. >> robin and george, back to you.100 for me. >> thanks, guys. what would you do and what would it take for you to interfere between a parent and a child? "what would you do" if you thought the child's life was in danger? the "what would you do?" team decided to find out. john quinones is here to tell us what happens when people don't know the cameras are rolling. >> reporter: this one will send chills down your spine. you're in a restaurant, enjoying dinner. and you notice over at the bar, a mom with a young child. she has another drink and another and another. and before long, the mom is falling down drunk.
and the little boy's very life could be in danger. we've all been there. you're out for a meal. and you see someone who has had too much to drink. what if the drunk isn't alone? what if they're with their young child? we wondered, how would people react? we sent our "what would you do?" team to norwalk, connecticut, to test it out. >> to your right. to your right. >> cheers. >> atta boy. start you young. >> reporter: within moments, these sisters notice. >> you promised you wouldn't drink like this last time. and you promised the time before that. and the time before that. >> and i'm not drinking like that. >> you still haven't stopped. >> i'm just having one drink. >> reporter: they're even more concerned after drunk tracy knocked over her beer. >> oh, god. >> it's okay. i got it. it's okay. that's all right.
>> i'm so sorry. >> it's okay. can we have paper towels? >> i'm sorry. >> mom, this is ridiculous. >> i'm so sorry. >> mom, this is ridiculous. >> what are you yelling about? >> how are you going to drive me? >> why are you yelling? >> mom? >> you made me do that, you know that? you made me do that because you're aggravating me. >> reporter: when tracy leaves nick alone, action. one woman goes to alert the waitress. while the other comforts nick. >> okay. >> reporter: when tracy returns, they try to reason with her. >> why are you talking to people? >> i'm not. >> why are you talking to my son. >> yes, i was. >> why? >> because you should not be driving. you're putting his life on the line. he's afraid to get into trouble. >> no. i know what i'm doing. don't butt in. i appreciate it. i appreciate your concern. but it's really not your concern. let's go. we don't need people butting in our business. just guide me out to the car. >> reporter: it's time to introduce ourselves.
my name is john quinones. and this is part of a tv show called "what would you do?" >> oh, my god. >> reporter: are you okay? >> oh, my god. >> reporter: why is it important to get involved? >> if she left here and something happened to the child -- if i saw it on the news tonight they got into an accident, i couldn't live with that. >> oh, my god. nicholas. i was ready to take you home with me. oh, my god. >> of course, they didn't stop her. it's pretty amazing. what if we turn things around? and instead of a mom, it's a dad that's getting drunk with his little boy at his side? would anyone come to the rescue? you'll be amazed. you'll find out tonight. >> it's always amazing when you do the experiments, john, how it falls along gender lines. if a woman is involved or a man is involved, how the reaction is somewhat different. >> a man might be considered more intimidating. >> yeah. and aren't you doing something with panhandlers, too?
>> you see a panhandler on the street and beg for money. before he get there's, you see him drive his car there. he gets there. he looks around. he puts on his sunglasses. he's a fake panhandler. do you blow the whistle? >> that's a good one. every time i think you'll run out of ideas, you come up with another one. you can see "primetime" "what would you do"? tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central on abc. i feel a little "morning mix" coming on. george and "the morning mix" when we come back. how did they know that sarah palin was going to be involved? i'm done with airline credit cards promising 25,000 miles a flight only to be told... there's nothing for 25. but they will let me give you the same seat for a big miles upcharge. how's that sound? for that many miles we'll be stuck taking a "staycation." [ imitates engine revving ] [ angie ] i'm through playing games. i switched to the venture card from capital one. vacation, here we come! [ male announcer ] don't pay miles upcharges. don't play games. get the flight you want with the venture card at capitalone.com. whoo-hoo! now this is a vacation.
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we have to start with this election. it really was an earthquake. and the president had to come out the day after and take his medicine. let's show a little bit of that. >> i'm not recommending for every future president that they take a shellacking like i did last night. you know. i'm sure there's easier ways to learn the lessons. >> he was smiling by the end of the press conference. but he came out with the word, shellacking. it took him a while to absorb the results. >> it took him a while. and in that press conference, what was interesting, is he expressed concern for the members of congress who lost their seats, because as he put it, stood up for what they believed in and voted for the obama policy and continuation of the stimulus. but he never associated his vote to their program. subsequent, he said we would be open to the bush tax cuts. i think there is a process that is continuing on even to today.
>> i also think he's still has a little something to smile about. he still has the senate. and what can they really do, to be honest? i mean, even if it gets through the house, it has to get through the senate. he still has all the power. >> has that veto. >> still has the veto power. i think the party of no is going to be the party of uh-oh. they're not going to get anything done. >> that's the hope of a lot of democrats, deborah. now that republicans have control of the house, they have to share responsibility. >> i think what they're all going to have to do is find a way to be conciliatory towards each other. clearly, the message of this vote on tuesday was that americans are sick of the status quo. and they want to see movement on the issues they care about, which is jobs and the economy. >> every two years, the country says throw everybody out. it happens all the time. and they do want to see the parties start to work together. whether we see that or not, i don't know. >> hope springs eternal. but i actually think they're
going to have to. john boehner -- everybody's going to have to come together. and i think he's going to have to spend a little less time in the tanning salon and -- >> you know, he actually started -- he faded over the course of the campaign. >> what was that great quote? something -- why make o.j. >> it wouldn't be a slurpee summit. >> my guess is you will see president obama and john boehner on the golf course. how about sarah palin? >> if for no other reason than we get to see tina fey. >> let's see how she declared victory on tuesday night. >> it may take folks shaking it up to get there. we got to do this together.
>> a lot of people -- >> her own show. >> finally. doing exactly what she should be doing. >> reality shows. >> exactly. >> not running for president? >> i just -- you know, call me crazy. but i would like my president to be the smartest person in the room. and i don't know that she can ever be that. but i do think that she's a great personality. i think she has a lot to offer, in terms of -- for the tea party, for the republican party, for television, in general. but -- >> what game is she playing here? >> i think she's playing the sarah palin game. but i think she's done it in an ingenious way of allowing that to include a great segment of americans who feel like they've been disenfranchised. and the commercial you ran, the last thing she talked about, is we can do it together. going back to the earlier point.
people are tired of the devisiveness. >> talking about togetherness, it resonates. >> but the republicans -- they do have to move in a -- the republicans have voted against every, single thing that president obama has tried to do. and somebody's got to move. somebody's got to give. and she's responsible. they are now coming out against, you know -- they were going to maybe go soft on trying to reform obama care. and they're already up in arms about it. >> jump out of politics before we run out of time here. there's a story i got out of the midwest that has gone absolutely viral. a little boy, 5 years old, wanted to dress up as daphne from "scooby doo" on her website. talked about it. then, she comes back a couple days later and says what happened. when the boy went in, all the other moms in the class got wide-eyed. had a huge reaction. she got angry. did another blog.
20,000 responses already coming up. she says you can go, quote unquote, suck it. i'm letting my boy do what i want to do. >> you blurred the little boy's face. she didn't. i question why a mother would have put this out there for all of the world to see. i know she feels gratified by the 20,000 comments. but in her original blog post, she said, he had misgivings at the last moment. maybe do i want to wear it? go ahead and wear it. if your child expresses misgivings, as a parent, you really have to be sensitive to that. i worry if he had wore something out, it would be different. >> i think it's even a topic in our country today is because of the underlying homophobia that still exists. [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties
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this could be your dream come true. "gma" wants to send you sailing on "the disney dream," the newest ship in the disney cruise line fleet. it's amazing fun for every member of the family. how can you make this dream come true? go to abcnews.com/gma to find out how to enter the "good morning america" dream cruise give away. >> that sounds like a lot of fun. >> people excited about the weekend. okay. good morning, america. tgif. alongside george, i'm robin. and bianna is on "the disney
dream" in northern germany.. she has a special announcement on how you can win a trip on this cruise ship. >> i have my wet suit on. i'm about to take the plunge. i need you at home to participate, as well. here's what you can go. go to abcnews.com/gma and register for the "gma" "dream cruise" giveaway. a once-in-a-lifetime experience. ten lucky winders will bring three friends or family members with them. you only have three weeks to register. get on your computers now. i'm about to get on this ride. >> three nights on the cruise ship. also this morning, you don't have to wait for thanksgiving black friday for the deals. the stores are getting a head start on all of the sales. and becky worley will be here with the best bargains you can find right now. also this morning, five, beautiful wedding gowns by five, talented, young designers. they're the finalists in "brides" magazine's search to find the most talented designer in the country.
don't we love that long, ladies? you know. ♪ gonna get married >> november's my anniversary date. we had a november wedding. >> what year? >> nine. >> ooh. nine years. >> i need ideas for anniversary presents. send those in. >> help him out. help ali out. and jeff is helping us out. he's here for sam champion this morning. >> this is an example of how the order of the words in a sign makes a big difference. no school today equals a trip to "gma." if a trip to "gma" equals no school today, then gabrielle and zach might be in trouble. let's check out what's going on in new york city, courtesy of my employer, wabc in new york. you can't see the antenna because the clouds or the ceiling is so low out there. it's cooler air moving in behind the system. the rain will be tapering off in the city, but continuing in parts of new england during the day today.
55 in new york. snowshowers coming off the great lakes, extending down to the appalachian mountains. winter storm warnings, western north carolina. 53 for the high today in atlanta, georgia. this weather report has been brought to you by red lobster. george, back up to you. >> thanks very much. bianna told you how you can win a dream on "the disney dream." the cruise ship liner that has everything for you right now. we're going to bianna right now. she's going to take the plunge on the aquaduck. >> you saw other folks do it. now, it's my turn to take the aquaduck on a spin ride. hit the switch. as i go down, take a look at what the dream is all about.
♪ you could say the newest cruise ship to join the disney fleet is a dream come true. >> i don't think our guests are going to want to leave the ship. >> reporter: because when disney dreams, it dreams big. and this is "the disney dream." four years in the making in germany, it's the biggest cruise ship ever built in the country. the third-longest in the world. and now, the biggest ship in the entire disney fleet. >> "disney dream" is about 50% larger than "the disney magic." >> reporter: at over 1,100 feet long. the eiffel tower laid end-to-end wouldn't reach that far. and at 180 feet high, it's taller than the statue of liberty. the ship was pieced together in massive blocks. each one weighing up to 400 tons. 80, huge blocks in all.
>> this will go into the dock. and put them together, as you would a lego. and build the ship. >> reporter: take a look inside. the state rooms, from construction, to completion. with virtual portholes in all interior rooms. so every state room has an ocean view. >> it's creating children spaces that are absolutely whimsical. creating spectacular restaurants. you know, hip, dynamic nightclubs. and, of course, over-the-top shows. >> reporter: and the only water coaster on a ship at sea. the exciting aquaduck. oh, man. this is awesome. it twists and turns out over the ship's edge. that's 145 feet straight down. 10,000 gallons of water a minute rush through the crystal-clear tube. that measures over two football fields long. that's more water than an old
faithful geyser eruption. it all makes for a heart-racing ride down the rapids. oh. that was great. you, too, have to try this out at home. all you have to do is go online and sign up for the giveaway. i'm going for another ride. see you later. >> you could be one of the first to sail on the new "disney dream." go to abcnews.com/gma to enter the dream cruise giveaway. you can learn much more about all the ship has to offer and get advice on plenty of cruise vacations. in today's "america's consumer" we know that black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. but this year, stores are offering up a whole month of deals. they began dialing back prices this week. and becky worley is on skype to tell us where the best prices are now. good morning, becky. >> good morning, george. >> what have we got? >> well, we learned that retailers are starting early with their discounts. and they're very aggressive.
it was just halloween last weekend. but that's not stopping these stores from rolling out the discounts now. let's get started with sears. they have their black friday now event. friday and saturday only. friday and saturday. big deal to start with, craftsman lawn mower. this is one of the shoulder season deals. it's not summer anymore. it was $329. now, it's just $269. this is a dad gift, alert, alert. then, we've got the hamilton beach stand mixer. it was $199. now, 50% off. under $100. those are perennial favorites for a cook. and then to tvs. panasonic, 42-inch plasma from sears. it was $599. now, it's $449. as i think about tvs this holiday season, the big screens, over 50 inches, that's where
we're going to get really good deals. you might even see a 50-inch plasma for under $500. >> wow. $449. the graphic said $499. you're saying it's $449 right now? >> it's on the cheap. i'm pretty sure it's $449. we'll double-check, though. >> everybody is excited about the gadget deals. you said the place to look isn't an electronics market. but walmart? >> walmart is really aggressive on their pricing. they have their amazing electronics event. this is saturday and sunday. and some of the things that we're seeing, itunes gift cards. always great deals. $50 worth of gift cards for 35 bucks. for teens and tweens, these are like gold. so, mom and dad, pay attention. go grab those now. another tv. this is a smaller one. a vizio. 26 inch was $289. now, $189. not going to see huge discounts in the smaller to mid-size tvs. that's a good deal.
finally, a laptop. compaq had a 15-inch laptop. a similar model was $349. now, this one is $288. this isn't something you're going to want to video game or edit videos on. it has like a 2.2 gig hertz cpu. but it's a full-size laptop, which means a big screen and a big keyboard at a net book price. >> and there's a jean price for today at the gap only if you're a facebook member. >> that's right. if you are facebook on your cell phone, you can enable places. go to a gap store and check in. and the first 3,000 people will get a free pair of jeans. >> becky, thank you very much. we'll have more on our website, abcnews.com/gma. when we come back, who
designers to create the ultimate wedding dress. hundreds of entries have been whittled down to just five finalists. we're going to meet the designer and see the dresses and announce the winner. here is "brides" editor in chief, millie martini bratten. good to have you back. this is absolutely exciting. that's why we can't show the cover. >> that's right. it's all a surprise. this is our second contest. our first contest went unbelievably well. the dress sold immediately. and the designer is in the bride dress business. her name is amy micucci. >> ah. >> she has she has her own line. >> sher own line of brides dresses. this season, we have five that made amazing dresses. and our theme was classic. >> let's meet the designers. and sara from new york city.
>> from new york and minneapolis. >> okay. tell us about your sketch here. >> this dress is inspired from a small island where my grandparents met. >> let's take a look. meredith, come on out. you can see how the sketch translated into the dress. >> that's beautiful. >> beautiful. this dress is really incredible. it's got a rock 'n' roll fashion forward feel. we love the zipper in the front. the texture. all of the textures are amazing. and you see the gray, tiered skirt and the shading, that are grades of color. you go from a pale lavender to a deep purple. they're all hand-dyed. they're hand-dyed. it's just an extraordinary dress. >> i love to see the expression seeing her creation come down like this. our next designer is lindsay bollic of alabama. tell us about that beautiful
design you have. >> i've been inspired by marilyn monroe and audrey hepburn. i wanted to catch a little of the hollywood glamour. >> you did. >> we'll show you what it looks like. >> oh, my goodness. >> in real life. we love it. vintage is so popular right now. it has a "mad men" feel. it's fun. it's romantic. it's complicated, too. the appliques are from a vintage wedding gown. there's dotted toile over this. a wonderful belt effect there. the toile, really pretty. very right on trend. and that nice high/low effect. >> and it doesn't have to be white. you see many wedding dresses. >> that's right. >> yeah. good work, lindsay. thanks so much. our next designer, vanessa, hails from florida. hi, vanessa.
tell us about your beautiful sketch. >> i wanted to create a -- it's essential, strong but soft. >> let's take a look at how the sketch played out. the bodice is amazing. we love this. classic. the nice pleats that are hand-sewn and hand-draped. not only did the designers sketch their dresses, they made the dresses. beautiful skirt. light and flowy. the belt gives it a little tribal feel. really lovely dress. and vanessa is from ecuador. >> yes. from ecuador. >> nice to have you here. beautiful design. thank you. and our next designer is tasha
wisnewski. are you from brooklyn? >> i am. >> tell us about your design. >> i was inspired by the night sky, which is romantic and a lovely vision for a bride. >> let's see what it looks like. >> you see tasha's love of art and fashion in this dress. very, very glamorous. we love the laser cutouts. look at the detail on this. the laser cutouts, the sparkle, the layering. it's very unusual in the platinum color. it's a wrap dress, also unusual for a bride to be a little unconventional. has a real hollywood siren glam to it. instead of vintage hollywood, it's kind of futuristic with the laser cutout. >> works well together. ladies, thank you very much. beautiful, beautiful. >> that was the great surprise about this contest. >> now, megan lawless, our next designer from savannah, georgia. tell us about our design. >> i wanted to do ivory and
black and create a balance between conservative and sexy. and lingerie has been a huge source of inspiration for me. >> wonderful. >> come on out, caitlin. oh. now, megan -- i love that megan became inspired to design when she was 12 years old. now, look what she has created here. ivory and black, white and black, classic bridal colors. it's very modern. with the black rosettes and the black train. a modern feeling, and also very much a wedding dress. >> can we bring everybody back out here? we can see all of the dresses and all of the designers. they are beautiful. each and every one are so different. unique, and beautiful. >> and high stakes, too. pretty good prize for the winner here. >> you're all so tall. my goodness. so, we're going to take a little
talented, young designers. five, gorgeous dresses. only one top prize. who does "brides" magazine choose? let's recap what the winner will get, millie. >> the winner gets $10,000. the dress is sold at david's bridal starting today. and they get to be on the cover of "brides" new issue. >> can we have a drumroll, ed e eddie? >> the winner is -- vanessa, dress number three. come on out.
>> confetti. >> now, we love the cutting-edge classic. with the corset, the swirly skirt. it's very much a wedding dress. a lot of women will love and feel beautiful in. we're happy to honor vanessa today. >> i can see you're shaking right now. this moment means so much to you. >> i'm really grateful, fortunate. i'm very, very excited. i don't know. >> it's okay. >> congratulations. >> i knew that was going to happen. thank you. it's been a wonderful experience. and thanks to everybody. hopefully in the next year, i will be entering with bridal designers and creating my own collection. >> you're off to a great start, vanessa. thank you. thank you to all of the talented
and fabulous designers right here. you're all winners in our eyes. millie, so -- >> you see it right on the new cover itself. >> already there. we're two for two. ladies, thank you all very much. continued success and blessings in everything that you do. and go to abcnews.com/gma to see the dresses again and learn all about these faboo designers. we'll be right back. i'm ian wright
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my producer, kate, is getting married soon. she was down here watching very carefully. i think the winner may already have a sale. >> they are all winners. >> fantastic. >> let's see. monday morning here on "gma," going to kickoff our week-long series, "work with me." we'll be rolling up our sleeves to get out there. >> first, have a great weekend. now, maryland's most
powerful doppler radar, and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. we have had ourselves a cloudy start. rolling park elementary 45 and a mostly cloudy sky. some breaks of sunshine getting through a few sprinkles but not enough to measure in the rainfall bucket. while in the mid-40. 40s to near 50s, the rain a is easing up. there's energy to the west and there's cold enough air for a winter weather advisory in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. we will talk about that at nine. but plan for mostly chody day and scattered showers redeveloping this afternoon out two degree -- our two degreen guaranteed high is 5. >> reporter: traffic is not good on the northeast corridor of the beltway. some delays on the -- delays on outer loop. but inner loop we have an disint accident onto southbound 95 that exit ramp is closed. so long delays making across the section of 695.
however, west side is moving about without any delays. looking checking the maps, we have a road closure in baltimore city at preston street as they are preparing for the big greek festival that starts today. those chosures remain in effect through 5a.m. monday morning and south west side we are work an accident in catons vil wilkins at madens choice and northbound on the bw parkway the remains of a struck deer causing traffic to be pretty much stop and go from route 198 and ease up past the scene of the accident. stay with us, we have "good morning, maryland, starting at 9:00.